This month at See Tickets, we wanted to shine a light on some of the new names and rising artists who we think you should check out and catch on tour this year. Whether you're into indie rock, rap, pop punk, soul, R&B or all of the above, we've got you covered.
Take a scroll, have a listen, and if you like what you hear, get a gig booked in!
The wonky pop brainchild of Charlie Brown and Jules Konieczny, APRE emerged in 2018 with their debut single 'All Yours' followed by their debut EP 'The Movement Of Time'. Since then they have continued to sit on the experimental edge of pop while writing, recording and producing from Charlie’s grandma’s front room. They self-describe themselves as the lovechild of Tears For Fears and Foals, so if that sounds like your kind of thing, then definitely check them out. We can't wait to see them live in intimate venues across the UK this October.
Babeheaven's fusion of indie, pop and electronic music led by Nancy Andersen's remarkable vocal and emotional depth have been the recipe to their rising success. Developing their sound and story at their own pace and continually playing with different genres to create their own form of dreamy pop has led to their committed following and widespread plaudits. They are heading out on tour this September, don't miss out!
This 22 year old creates dreamy alt-pop which mixes her deeply heartfelt reflections on life with offbeat and whimsical lyrical twists, all produced with technicolour beats and unpredictable hooks. Her latest EP 'Lychee' showcases her evolution as an eloquent and artful voice for Gen-Z, and a rising star not to be missed live!
With an adventurous approach hypnotically mixing trap, pop, punk and rock melodies, this 22 year old Vancouver-based artist strives to be different. His debut album released last year 'DUSK to DAWN' had a cinematic approach, influenced by hip-hop's most accomplished auteurs like Kanye West and Kid Cudi. If this sounds like your type of vibe, take a listen and go catch him live while he's in the UK this summer.
Following the release of their EP 'Grand National' late last year, this up and coming Liverpool four-piece earnt plaudits from BBC Radio 6, NME, CLASH, Dork and more. They've already sold-out headline shows and performed alongside the likes of Sports Team, Wet Leg, and FEET, firmly cementing themselves as a must-see live act.
Raised on the Pop/Punk bands of the early 2000’s, and rooted in the storytelling of folk singer/songwriters, Charlotte Sands combines upbeat melodies with unabashedly honest, self-reflective lyrics. With energetic live shows and songs that speak to the misfit in all of us, she isn’t afraid to speak or play loud, establishing herself as a female powerhouse for the next generation.
Daisy Brain (the alias of Will Tse), is an emerging songwriter and producer from London. He writes and produces from his bedroom, combining a love of Britpop and grunge with an emo melodic streak and lyrics rooted in his Gen-Z experiences. Known to put on a raucous and energetic live show, you can expect all the mosh pits on his UK tour this May!
A genre-blending rock troupe from LA, Death Valley Girls are a force of nature. Combining an alluring range of sounds, from garage punk to proto-metal, the band's songs are both uplifting and riotous with an infectious nature that leaves the listener entranced and ready for more. Since 2014 the band have released four LPs but feel fresher than ever now, in 2022. Don't miss your chance to see this unforgettable live act at a venue near you.
Yorkshire-born artist Delilah Bon presents the world with a little-seen, and much-coveted, ability to seamlessly combine rap, hip hop and rock in the most modern way. Her feminist-fuelled artistry is distinctly unique and thoroughly self-aware, while drawing on influences from a time gone by to create empowering punk music for a generation who want to change the world. You can see Delilah Bon in Bedford this May, or on her full UK tour taking place in September and October this year.
This October, you can experience the incredible music of EDBL live for yourself as the multi-talented, singer-songwriter and musician heads out on the road. This rising star is unlike anything else you'll see this year, having honed his talents over the last several years. If you're a fan of all things hip-hop, R&B and jazz - and, even more so, enjoy a blend of all three - then EDBL is not one to be missed. He'll be playing Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and London - grab a ticket today while you still can.
This West London artist, rapper and all-round vibe-curator extracts the rawest elements of, rap, soul, rock and beyond, to create smoky, electronic, hip-hop leaning atmospherics. In the last few years he has blossomed into a reputable artist who has garnered an impressive fanbase through a slew of hit releases over the years, including 'Buddah', 'Ericsson', 'Bounce' and 2020's 'Talk Is Cheap' EP. You can catch him live in multiple venues across the UK this autumn.
Afro-Cuban, French twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz, known to the world as Ibeyi, create a uniquely, captivating blend of Yoruban music with modern jazz, pop, electronic, soul and hip-hop. Their upcoming third studio album 'Spell 31' will feature appearances from Jorja Smith, Pa Salieu and Berwyn and cements them as a one-to-watch. Don't miss their headline show at Koko this November!
Jack Cullen has just released his first official solo single 'It Doesn't Matter' and with its addictive hooks, uplifting pop sound and good vibes outlook, it sets him as a one-to-watch in 2022. Having made his name through gigging in Ireland, Cullen is a romantic for the live experience and ability to create a connection with the audience. You can feel this connection for yourself by grabbing tickets to his headline tour this September!
This five-piece band from Dundalk, Ireland first emerged in 2016, but laid low during the pandemic until they finally returned with new single 'I Am You' late last year. The incredible new single was also followed by the announcement of a new album 'Heart Under' due for release in May through Partisan Records (Fontaines D.C., Geese). At every turn this remarkable record reconfigures and stretches the ideas and ambition of a rock band, turning lockdown into a breath-taking artistic statement. We can't wait to catch them live on tour this September across the UK!
American artist KennyHoopla is one of the most exciting rising artists in the alternative space today. Following his 2020 release 'how will i rest in peace if i'm buried by a highway?', he has received critical praise by tastemakers such as Fader, Complex, and NME, and has released a mixtape with Blink-182's Travis Barker. Don't miss your chance to catch this rising star live.
While Lime Cordiale formed in 2009, it wasn't until eight years later that they released their full length studio debut album 'Permanent Vacation'. It was at this point that the music world sat up and paid attention to the Sydney-born pop-rockers. Fast forward to 2022 and the Australian outfit have just released an EP with none other than international star Idris Elba, in the form of 'Cordi Elba'. We can't wait to see where this band go next, and catch them on their huge live UK tour in August, September and October this year.
Growing up between the outskirts of Leeds and southern Spain, this singer-songwriter's music offers a bilingual approach in her songs fusing the cultures and languages she has grown up around. She released her debut EP 'what colour does this feel like' last year which delivers bedroom R&B along with her soothing vocals, and has amassed over 15 millions streams and a loyal fanbase. She has two upcoming headline shows in London and Manchester this June and we can't wait, grab your tickets now!
NOAHFINNCE is the alias of Noah Adams, a voice for a generation who are fed up of being told how to be. A virtuoso performer (he plays drums, guitar, bass, ukulele, and sings as LOUD as possible), he champions authenticity and self-expression, bringing his own alternative and no-nonsense take on LGBTQ+ issues. You can catch this rising star on tour this September, final tickets remaining now!
Orion Sun’s music defies the confines of genres through her transformative, intimate art. It features her signature style of alternative R&B that speaks deeply to her generation. She has already amassed over 40 million global streams, a cult following around the world and large critical acclaim from outlets like NPR, BBC Radio, Pitchfork, i-D, Fader and many more. While this is just the beginning for her, we can't wait to see where she goes. Don't miss her headline show at Omeara in London this September!
Centred around siblings Jack and Lily Wolter, this dynamic duo create songs that are fragile yet ferocious. Following the release of their debut album 'Until The Tide Creeps In' (2019), they have been marked as one of the most exciting UK bands, and have already hit the road with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Wallows and The Magic Numbers. With lots of upcoming shows, make sure you get yourself a ticket to check out the hype of this band for yourself - we promise you won't be disappointed!
Having released her debut album 'The Power In Us' earlier this year, the acclaimed jazz artist has affirmed her place as a rising star of this generation. Slotting into the upsurge in British radical soul alongside the likes of SAULT, Maverick Sabre, Cleo Sol and many others, she writes eloquently and defiantly about the personal and the political alongside a soundtrack which fuses transcendent jazz, hip-hop, dubstep bass, and early 2000's pop. You can watch her perform songs from her debut live on tour this April and May!
This charismatic singer-guitarist and songwriter from Kansas City has earned a reputation as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. While she has been releasing albums for a number of years, her impressive guitar and song writing abilities continue to grow across her acclaimed albums like 'Better Be Lonely' (2021), 'Kill Or Be Kind' (2019) and 'Belle of the West' (2017), where she experiments with rock, country funk, bluegrass and ballads.. You can see her live for yourself in October this year on her UK tour!
Brixton-based vocalist, musician and producer Santino Le Saint released his highly anticipated debut album ‘Beautiful Disaster’ late last year. The project is a rock-tinged alternative RnB album with stories told of love, sex, drugs, anarchy and romance from the perspective of this soft hearted bad boy. He's heading out on tour at the end of this month, and you won't want to miss this captivating performer live!
The indie rock solo project of Lindsey Jordan (aka Snail Mail) has released two spellbinding albums, 'Lush' (2018) and 'Valentine' (2021). Across her music she perfectly balances raw emotion with a delicately crafted sound resulting in something unique and mesmerising. At just 22 she has already made waves and built a cult following, placing her on a trajectory to becoming a staple in indie rock. Catch her on her UK tour this June!
You might recognize her name or work as a model or actress, but you'll really get to know the multi-faceted artist through her music. Using song-writing and music as a medium for expressing creativity and telling stories, she has drawn comparisons to the likes of Mazzy Star, The Concretes and Camera Obscura. After a string of singles and EP's, she is finally releasing her debut album 'I Can't Let Go' later this month and will be playing London's Omeara for two nights this June to celebrate. Tickets are on sale now!
A year ago Tayo Oyekan was busking 10 hours a day in his hometown of Reading. Now, the 18-year-old Nigerian-Scottish songwriter is gearing up for the release of his debut EP with co-signs from indie tastemakers and industry heavyweights alike. He delivers a wavy, laid-back alt pop sound that feels effortless amidst its dynamic production nuances and thoughtful lyrical construction. This is just the beginning for this young artist, so check his music out and grab tickets to his headline tour this September!
Teenagehood, brotherhood and a genuine love for alternative music united this Manchester five-piece from the off. Having released multiple singles over the last few years, their sound is constantly evolving through the psych-umbrella of rock and roll. But whatever they're doing it seems to be working, as they've received recognition from the likes of BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 6's Steve Lamacq and have already toured with the likes of The Magic Gang and Shame. We can't wait to see them on their headline tour this May, grab your tickets now!
Making songs that merge classic punk and rock’n’roll, ‘60s psychedelia and the gnarled pop charge of The Strokes with the gritty, modern underground intensity of Idles or Shame, this four piece act have caught the ears of tastemakers in the industry. Their 2021 release 'Stuck In The City' has been played across BBC Radio 6 and Radio X, and has earnt them support slots with Carl Barat, Cast and The Skinner Brothers. This band have a promising 2022 ahead of them with plenty of new singles and live shows on the way, get your tickets now!
These local lads from Plymouth first formed in secondary school, when playing in the music practice rooms eventually turned into creating 'Fall Down' (2018), their dreamy folk-facing EP. They later went on to win a competition to support Bastille as part of MTV's Ocean City Sounds and after a quick stint away to finish their A-Levels, have gone on to release a collection of impressive singles and EP's. They are now heading out on their own headline tour this June, you can grab your tickets now!
Born in Florida, raised in Illinois, then moving to Louisville, L.A and New York, Tomberlin has taken influence from the variety of surroundings of her life. With each of her releases she creates a perfectly blended soundscape which combine delicately plucked guitars, drifting synthesizers, brushy percussion and expansive arrangements. With her upcoming album 'i don't know who needs to hear this' due for release the end of April, she is heading out on a UK tour this April and May to celebrate, tickets on sale now!
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